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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sekilas Pandang - Langkawi

Sekilas pandang @ info tentang Langkawi yg kadang-kadang kita lupa @ tak tahu. Moga bermanfaat.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bot Memancing dirempuh Bot Peronda Kastam

Kejadian yang berlaku amat menduka citakan. Kepada para pemancing pastikan bot sentiasa dipasang lampu @ lampu yang berkelip-kelip (mcm lampu jkr buat jalan) untuk mengelakkan kejadian seperti ini berulang.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Menawan Puncak Gunung Raya

Satu tempat yang jarang pelancong iaitu di Puncak Gunung Raya. Tempat ini amat indah pemandangan dimana kita boleh melihat seluruh Pulau Langkawi dari atas. Tempat yang boleh dilawati sambil menikmai minum petang santai sambil dibuai kabus dingin..

Perjalanan memerlukan lebih kurang 20minit ke puncak dgn menaiki kereta. Diatas puncak pula terdapat restoran yang boleh tahan harganya & menara tinjau. Dikenakan RM10.00 seorang bagi yang berumur 12 tahun ke atas. Tapi dapat minum teh percuma.

Ada masa terluang bolehlah naik!! Tak rugi punya..

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ole-ole Bilis Langkawi

Selalunya yang berkunjung ke Langkawi pasti tak lepas dari 'bershopping' sakan. Pinggan, mangkuk, cokelat, corel, pirex, tuala, bag & bermacam barang kemestian Langkawi.

Satu yang pengunjung lupa. Ikan bilis Langkawi adalah yang terbaik. Jangan lupa bawak balik ole-ole ikan bilis. Amat rangup & cantik. Kena pilih yang terbaik & selalunya yang kecil bermata biru menjadi pilihan..

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ferry Fare for Langkawi Locals

Can anyone confirm is this has been implemented or not despite the complain & instruction by TPM.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Kabel Bawah Laut ke Pulau Tuba

Khabar gembira buat 5000 penduduk Pulau Tuba. Penantian bakal berakhir. Diharap projek ni cepat-cepat jalan jgn rancang tak sudah-sudah mcm jeti di Kuala Chenang.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Stalking Sea Mammals

Unknown to most people, the waters of Langkawi harbour an astonishing array of dolphins, porpoises & whales.

Outstanding!!

Article from the Star.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

FatCUPID review by CC's

Great Barrier Reef (Fish and Chips) RM25
"Beer-battered fish fillets, served with fries,salad and tartare sauce"
Interesting review by CC's. Please refer to his blog here.. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wonderland Food Store, Kuah Town, Pulau Langkawi

Mantis Prawn kung po style
We visited Langkawi island again during the last school holidays. It was daddy's 4th, the boy's 2nd and my 3rd. It was fun still as we did something different this time. It was like so MUCH MORE FUN this time we were there! :)

See her blog here..

p/S: Another interesting food review..

Friday, September 14, 2012

Police solve 20 break-ins with arrest of Myanmar at Bukit Malut

LANGKAWI: The police have arrested a Myanmar in connection with 20 break-in cases in the island.

The 32-year-old suspect was picked up in Bukit Malut here on Aug 31.
With the arrest, the police recovered eight stolen plasma television sets and five laptops worth a total of RM20,000.
Langkawi police chief Supt Harrith Kam Abdullah said today, initial investigations indicated the suspect had broken into chalets and houses in Padang Matsirat.

AL : 
Sample of why local Langkawi quite sceptical on Bukit Malut.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Langkawi Island Getaway-TO THE SEA! by kuromeowiie.blogspot.com


Of the beaches, blue sky and warm sun, Langkawi Island has been treated me well in this early of July. >:D Thanks to Nuffnang and Genting Awana for sponsoring this 3D2N Langkawi Getaway trip, WITH RETURN FLIGHT TICKETS INCLUDED MANNNN. So yeah, prepare for ton of photos! Mind you this is only a Day 1 post. ;)

More from her here http://kuromeowiie.blogspot.com/2012/09/langkawi-island-getaway-to-sea-day-1.html

P/s : You're lucky.. Never sponsored before..  :(

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pelancong sesat di Telaga Tujuh

Nasib jumpa. Pada pemandu teksi & agen pelancong pakat-pakat nasihat supaya para pelancong berhati- hati.,

Bolton plans to sell retail assets

Property up for SALE!!
 The property developer owns the Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall, situated at the south eastern tip of Langkawi Island.
 
SUBANG JAYA: Bolton Bhd, one of the oldest property developers in the country, plans to dispose of its retail assets to focus on property development, its chief said.

The company currently owns the Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall, situated at the south eastern tip of Langkawi Island.

Sprawled on a 3.45ha site, the mall is the largest shopping centre in Langkawi and it is estimated to be worth about RM45 million.

"The mall is giving us reasonable rental yields. But at the right time, we will dispose of the asset at a good price. We are not big enough a developer to keep property investments," said Bolton executive chairman Tan Sri AzmanYahya.

Read more: Bolton plans to sell retail assets http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BTIMES/articles/20120910003544/Article/index_html#ixzz268C8bd7l

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Homestay di Langkawi

Kepada mereka plan utk ke Langkawi & mahukan penginapan ala-ala Homestay or Guesthouse. Selalunya boleh lihat mudah.com.my. Selain itu boleh juga lihat di website ini carihomestay.
Disamping itu, boleh juga refer ke agoda.com or bookings.com. Boleh book terus & bayar melalui online.. 

Amaran kepada Pengusaha Feri (Kementerian Pengangkutan)

Katanya ia telah dipersetujui pada 2005. Tapi sampai skrg belum dilaksanakan. Soo mungkin kita pakat-pakat mintak refund sepanjang 2005?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

'Beri semula diskaun tambang feri' - Muhyiddin

Kata TPM..
"Sebelum ini kadar diskaun diberikan kepada penduduk Langkawi tetapi tidak dikuatkuasakan jadi ia tidak dilaksanakan sepenuhnya.

"Maka sekarang diskaun itu perlu diberikan sepenuhnya serta-merta @ tidak Kementerian Pengangkutan akan mengambil tindakan terhadap mereka".

Diskaun yg diterima penduduk Langkawi berjumlah RM 3 seorang. Tapi biasanya IC diminta untuk pengesahan..

Terima kasih kepada Ahli
Parlimen, Adun & mereka yg 'highlighted' isu ini ke Timbalan Perdana Menteri sempena perasmian meayuarat agong Umno peringkat bahagian Langkawi.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Discount utk org Langkawi dikuatkuasa Semula

Berdasarkan statement Timbalan Perdana Menteri dato Seri Muhyiddin, tindakan akan diambil keatas pengusaha feri jika tidak melaksanakan apa yg telah dijanji sebelum ini..

Alhamdulillah. Berita baik utk warga Langkawi..

Friday, September 7, 2012

Jeti Langkawi perlu penambahbaikan

Komen-komen begini memang dah biasa didengar. Perlunya penambah baikan yg serius oleh pihak jeti..

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Meritus Pelangi Resort Langkawi

 
Yahooooo!! After 3 days in Langkawi, we decided to move out from Holiday Villa and give another Resort a try for the sake of fun... Yup we move out and up to Meritus Pelangi Resort.. Let me tell you it was absolutely wonderful... haaaaaaa~~
The resort feel was much more open and exclusive. The lobby architectural was breathtaking.. aka jakun la kan skejap.. haha... bukan slalu dpt tido hotel mahal2 ni.. ;)
 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

UKM To Undertake Scientific Research At Underwater World Langkawi

Story and Pix By Saiful Bahri Kamaruddin
LANGKAWI,  4 June 2012 - The National University of Malaysia (UKM) is to undertake scientific studies and research at the Underwater World Langkawi Sdn Bhd (UWL) theme park here.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) allowing for this was signed by UKM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tan Sri Dato' Wira Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin and UWL Director, Puan Sri Fadzilah binti Md. Ariff here this morning. Chief Executive Officer of the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), Tan Sri Khalid Ramli was also a signatory.
UKM's Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (Lestari) had organised the event as part of Langkawi's overall development as a GeoPark, through the Langkawi Research Centre (PPL) which had been actively studying the natural resources of the island since 2003.
Underwater World Langkawi is located at Pantai Cenang, a popular beach in the south of the main Langkawi island off the north western coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
It is one of the largest marine and fresh water aquaria in South East Asia. Since the start of its operation on 26 August 1995, it has become one of the must visit tourist destinations in Langkawi and has attracted a large number of foreign as well as local tourists.
Puan Sri Fadzillah said it had attracted over 10 million visitors who came to see some 400 species of marine life since its founding.

Full story here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Why i Love Langkawi - by Angelo

I just need to share this..
Nice comment in Langkawi-updates Facebook :)


Thanks bro for being supportive.. Your comment are some of the reason why a lot of expratriate choose to settle down in Langkawi.. :) Hope you'll find your innerself & true meaning of life..

Nice to see this title for the site: Mystic… . The obvious reason for me liking Langkawi so much is that the people are the nicest people I have ever encountered in all my world travels including Thailand, India, USA, Canada, Eastern Europe and several south Pacific Islands i.e. Maui, Bora Bora and Tahiti. Not that there aren’t nice people there, as well, in those regions but here almost 99% of all the people in Langkawi are very nice. The warm hearted smiles exchanged simply from one human being to another crossing all boundaries of creed, race and skin color are really shocking. Most other areas of the world people are even afraid to make eye contact. What to speak of a beaming, smiling mouth and glittering eyes hellos from almost everyone I meet. Wow now that is really rare, believe me. I am thankful for having Langkawi finally revealed to me. Of course now, after my travels, I can compare and truly appreciate this wonder of Earth. 

For me this has been the magic in the mystical attraction of this location on Earth; the people. Then of course the location on the Earth planet situates us surrounded by almost unlimited opportunities for lying on a new white sand beach virtually every day. Tired of this white sand beach, then try that one, lol. There is enough adventure here for several lifetimes of exploration; even on this one island Langkawi. Never a dull moment indeed. So yes, what is this mystical magnetic island all about? Why do I want to live here the rest of my life? Why am I so peaceful here and happy to meet so many friendly local people. It’s not the fact that it is a “duty-free” island because I don’t drink or smoke and never shop. How can I be enjoying myself staying in a dormitory room? 
What about all that heat and hot weather doesn’t that get to me w/out ac? There has got to be something going on here that allows me to be content and not care about going anywhere else anymore. Maybe there is something here not seen that I am connecting with that fulfills my needs for pleasure? Could it be all the coconut trees, or all the wild jungles, or being surrounded by the Andaman Sea and a part of the archipelago of a hundred islands? Those things I can see but like I say could it be an unseen energy? I would like to know all the mystical things that happened here to try to uncover the “tractor-beam” of magnetic energy that holds me here like a bee stuck in honey.
 
Right now the strong all day breeze coming off the Cenang Beach is just like nectar to my lungs and skin. Warm enough to allow me to be in shorts yet cool enough to stave off any perspiration. These sea breezes are like eating a meal. And now the gentle sound of the call to prayer echoes up at the local mosque near the main street. And the cows bellow calling to each other in the distance as the coconut palms announce generous winds. These sounds of a natural world are certainly part of that unseen force that holds me on the island. 
But are there other unseen living beings here comforting my heart? 
 His comment here..

Monday, June 11, 2012

Rough Sea in Langkawi

Picture by Hamzah Osman
For tourist & locals. Please be carefull during this month. Rough sea & high tide expected during this month. Avoid beach activity whenever asked to do so. Be aware of warnings & always ask respective hotels wether its safe or not.


TQ En. Hamzah Osman for the picture..

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Langkawi: For that once in a lifetime vacation

Why Langkawi?' repeats the girl incredulously. 'Mister, we couldn't have picked a better spot for our honeymoon. I don't know why you're going to Langkawi, but if you haven't heard, it's the most romantic place on the planet!' she says, with an adoring glance at her mate. He responds by clenching her hand tighter in implicit agreement.
This recently hitched pair, bound for Malaysia's famed isles of idyll, is hardly an exception. More honeymooning couples head for this archipelago for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, than anywhere else in South East Asia.
Let's get this out of the way right at the start: yes, Langkawi is better with your better half. But even if romance is not on top of the agenda, the islands abound with wildlife and tropical jungles; the waters are perfect for diving and water sports; and there are enough sites and sights to dazzle eyes not shaded by love's rose-tinted glasses.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 141 only takes about 45 minutes from the bustling capital of Kuala Lumpur. You can tell you're in a vacation haven by the airport. The only other plane on the runway is an aging turbo-prop and you've got to walk across the tarmac to get to the lounge where your luggage appears on the only belt in the terminal. Gone are the businesssuited gentlemen and wi-fi zones. All you see are couples murmuring sweet endearments to each other, holding hands, looking decidedly in love. You know the kind, eyes only for each other, the ones who lean that extra inch into each other as they whisper and giggle, sharing what must be a very funny, private joke.

Full story here.. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Off-duty stars, natural wonders and blissful beaches in marvellous Malaysia

No one recognised Charlize Theron when she booked into the Langkawi Four Seasons hotel last year. It’s that kind of place.
Megastars go off-duty, recharge and escape. Langkawi, part of Malaysia, is an archipelago of steamy crags 20 miles west of the Malay peninsula in the Straits of Malacca, roughly where Malaysia joins Thailand.
Langkawi
Lazy days: Langkawi is an archipelago of exotic isles west of the Malay peninsula
A community of farmers and fishermen shares it with exotic fauna, fish and birdlife. Columns of limestone soar vertically from the sea. Wildlife gives Langkawi its name, which comes from the Malay word for eagle.
It’s home to southeast Asia’s first Unesco ‘geo-park’, an area of prehistoric rock formations and was where scenes from Anna And The King were shot.
The human side is devoted to padi fields and meadows grazed by mud-caked buffalo whose milk produces mozzarella.
Charlize Theron
Megastar territory: Charlize Theron has been to the Four Seasons in Langkawi to unwind
‘Langkawi is what Phuket and Bali were like 40 years ago before the concrete mixers moved in,’ one local told me (although Lafarge does have a cement factory here).
Protected by the Malay peninsula to the east and Sumatra to the west, the archipelago has a tropical climate that suits year-round tourism — about 30c by day and 28c by night.
An island-hopper’s tour of the region would take in Phuket in Thailand for all-night parties; Penang for exotic food and architecture; and Singapore for a throbbing metropolis.
These lie within a few hundred miles of Langkawi, yet it maintains an out-of-the-way feel and has been spared the great urban biomass.
‘Five cars is a traffic jam,’ one local told me. The Four Seasons gazes northwards across the Andaman Sea towards the Thai island of Ko Terutao.
Its 48-acre grounds are Langkawi’s answer to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon: acre after acre of pool, lawn, incandescent flowerbed and an arboretum of palms, frangipani, tamarind and wild mango serve as playground and larder for squirrels, monkeys and fruit bats.
A pair of friendly monitor lizards and several cats take care of pest control, while 70 gardeners look after the rest. Ninety-one ‘unique accommodations’ — 68 private pavilions, 23 villas — are strung out along one mile of beach.
Unlike in the Caribbean, you never feel you’ve stumbled into a catwalk show or crashed a horrific cocktail party from Surrey.
It takes time to acclimatise to the beauty of the place — and with 400 staff, you will want for nothing. You could easily feed a family on the fresh fruit and nibbles that kept appearing in my villa.
However, even with the beach bar cocktails and the sublime Malaysian food, keeping in shape is not a problem: there is a gym and tennis court, and the grounds are so expansive and beautiful that you can keep fit and in shape simply by cycling around the tropical gardens.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2139637/Lagkawi-Malaysia-Off-duty-stars-natural-wonders-blissful-beaches.html#ixzz1vtDCDc9l

Monday, May 28, 2012

Third Time's The Charm - Langkawi


Don't laugh, but I visited Langkawi three times already this year, and it isn't mid year yet.

The first time's for CNY with my family, the second's for my birthday and the third's with my girls.

I don't know why I always ended up in Langkawi, maybe because of the cheap alcohol, or maybe it's the closest island where I can do hours of jet-skiing out at sea; but I've always be able to find things to do in Langkawi. Most of them water-sport related.

However, I do think I had enough doses of Langkawi for now, at least for the rest of the year.




AL :-
She's been here 3 times already within a year :).. Cool

Friday, May 25, 2012

Family Short Trip: Langkawi



Not much to share. We’ve been to Langkawi for a short vacation. It was hot sunny days and fever attacked me well. Alhamdulillah recovered with the tones of chocolates. LOL. Here’s the photos:



More here..



AL:-
Interesting blog to share



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NCIA Mulakan Projek Ikan Sangkar

Pihak berkuasa NCIA dgn kerjasama Anaza sdn bhd telah bangunkn projek ikan sangkar bernilai RM1.5juta.

Moga-moga projek ni mmbuahkn hasil yg lumayan. Bukan jadi seperti projel sebelumnya...

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Seri Chenang spa resort to open on Langkawi, Malaysia

Y Tom Walker


The Seri Chenang Resort and Spa will open on the Malaysian island of Langkawi on 30 June.

The privately-owned, RM5m (US$1.6m, 1.2m euro, £1m) boutique resort will offer accommodation in six luxury villas and also features a large spa villa.

Created by the resort's owner, entrepreneur Dato Zainal Abidin, the design of each villa has been influenced by the architecture of traditional homes from six separate Malaysian states. The individual designs of the villas offer an intriguing insight into the country's regional architecture.

The villas range in size from one to five bedrooms.

The onsite Kayangan Spa will include a number of thatched treatment room pavilions - both double suites and singles - with floor to ceiling windows, private outdoor rain showers and relaxation areas with flowing water ponds.

There will also be an infinity swimming pool, a small gym and an art gallery.

Treatments will blend local and indigenous healing rituals with international therapies.

The treatment menu includes massages, reflexology, facials, body scrubs, hydrotherapy, manicures and specialist couples' treatments.

Resort owner Zainal Abidin initially intended the complex to become a family retreat for him and the families of his five children.

As the construction progressed, however, the idea of sharing Malay architecture and an authentic Malayan experience with visitors won him over and resulted in him creating the Seri Chenang Resort & Spa Langkawi.

For more details, click here for www.serichenangresort.com.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Herbal Tree - Langkawi Trip

I woke up rather early on the next day, while most of them were still sleeping, i made myself a cup of coffee and sat outside the balcony. It felt like paradise, quiet with the sounds of the insects and birds.
langkawi_2012_77
we skipped breakfast because everyone slept passed 10pm. Headed to Kuah town for lunch and cruised around the town. We went to Seven Wells waterfall because the skybridge and skycab were close for maintenance. What a waste.


Interesting blog to see.. A trip to Langkawi
For those who want to plan your trip to Langkawi.. Herbal Tree

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Firefly adds 4 weekly Subang-Langkawi flights

KUALA LUMPUR: Firefly, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, has added four weekly flights on its Subang-Langkawi route to meet demand during school holidays.

In a statement today, it said the additional frequencies, starting from May 25 to June 10 this year, will be on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

With these additional flights, the total number of weekly flights between Subang and Langkawi will increase from 10 to 14, thus upping weekly seats on this route from 1,440 to 2,016.

Its head of marketing and communications, Angelina C Fernandez said in the statement that Firefly's move to increase frequencies during this peak travel season is in line with Tourism Malaysia's initiative to promote domestic tourism.

Seats on the extra flights are available for sale.

Malay Mail.

AL :-
Kudos..  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Crystal Gallery To Be A New Attraction At Langkawi Craft Complex

LANGKAWI, April 23 (Bernama) -- The Langkawi Craft Complex will set up a crystal gallery as a new attraction to lure more tourists to the complex.

Kraftangan Malaysia chairman Datuk Sohaimi Shahadan said visitors at the gallery would not only able to purchase crystal products, but could also learn the art of making crystal.

The complex is expected to receive 120,000 visitors this year with the various activities being lined-up, including the opening of the crystal gallery, he told a press conference here Monday.

At present, he said there was a crystal workshop in the complex that was being operated by local crystal craftsmen.

Over the first three months this year, the Langkawi Craft Complex had received 25,000 visitors with sales of over RM300,000.

-- BERNAMA  

AL ;-
New Attraction in Langkawi Craft.. GOOD
  


Thursday, April 19, 2012

More International Sporting Events Should Be Held In Langkawi: Mahathir

LANGKAWI, April 14 (Bernama) -- More international sporting events should be held here to promote the duty-free island to foreign tourists, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

This would also make Langkawi a renowned international sporting destination, he said.

"Langkawi is suitable as an international sporting destination as it has numerous facilities," he told reporters after closing the Langkawi International Jet Ski Championship, here Saturday.

-- BERNAMA  

AL :-
More sports events required in Langkawi. LADA should have use it resources to pull in more prestige events in Langkawi. WHy? Langkawi has the full potential to organise big event. 


p/s: Takkan Tun bising baru nak buat kerja kot..

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Calon BN @ UMNO Langkawi

Dengar berita yg BN @ UMNO telah menghantar senarai calon ke pusat. Agak-agak sapalah yg dicalonkan. Almaklumlah semua pakat mengaku 'winnable' candidate.

Pada mata rakyat siapa yg mereka. Nak sebenarnya..

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Status Feri Langkawi ~ Soalan MP Langkawi 2012

9 April 2012

Soalan drpd Dato' Paduka Abu Bakar Taib [MP Langkawi]


Mintak MENTERI PENGANGKUTAN menyatakan :-


a. memandangkan Sea Ambulance di Langkawi jarang digunakan disebabkn selalu rosak, adakah pihak Kerajaan bercadang utk menjual kapal tersebut dan menggantikannya dgn sebuah helikopter yg juga boleh digunakan oleh APMM utk rondaan udara; dan


b. mengapakah kerosakan ini terus berlaku & apakah tindakan serius yg diambil oleh kerajaan.


Jawapan oleh Timbalan Menteri Pengangkutan II [Tuan Jelaing anak Mersat] ;

Tuan yg di-Pertua, utk makluman Dewan yg mulia ini dakwaan bahawa Sea Ambulance di Langkawi jarang digunakan disebabkan selalu rosak adalah tidak tepat. Kapal MV Suhail yg dimiliki oleh Jabatan Laut Malaysia di Pulau Langkawi digunakan utk menjalankan dua tugas iaitu utk tujuan operasi seperti pemantauan & penyelenggaraan alat bantuan pelayaran di seluruh Wilayah Utara. Pemeriksaan & penguatkuasaan perkapalan di pelabuhan serta melawan tumpahan minyak & juga digunakn sbg Sea Ambulance bg operasi pemindahan perubatan kecemasan.

Menurut statistik, kapal MV Suhail telah melakukan 17 perjalanan pada 2009, 24 perjalanan pd tahun 2010, 7 perjalanan pada tahun 2011 & hanya satu perjalanan sehingga Mac 2012 bagi operasi pemindahan perubahan kecemasan. Dari aspek down time dgn izin, Kementerian Pengangkutan mengakui bahawa sepanjang tahun 2011, kapal MV Suhail telah merekodkan sebanyak enam insiden kerosakan pada bahagian kapal yg berlainan & tindakan akan diambil utk memperbaiki kerosakan berkenaan.

Dalam pada itu mengikut rekod peratusan penggunaan kapal tersebut tahun 2011, kapal tersebut digunakan pada tahap yg optimum iaitu 90% berbanding pada tahun 2009 & tahun 2010 sbyk 75% & 84% masing2. Oleh yg demikian, proses penyelenggaraan telah dijlnkn bg memastikan kapal MV Suhail dpt beroperasi  dlm keadaan baik & dpt menjlnkn fungsinya dgn lancar. Semasa tempoh pembaikan kapal juga, khitmat feri sedia ada telah digunakn bg operasi pemindahan perubatan kecemasan.

Kementerian Pengangkutan tiada perancangan utk menggantikan kapal MV Suhail di Langkawi dgn helikopter. Sekian. 

Dato' Paduka Abu Bakar Taib [Langkawi]

Tuan Yang di-Pertua terima kasih. Yang Berhormat Timbalan Menteri, saya sudah jangka jawapan sama sahaja. Jawapan dulu, sekarang dan.... [Dewan riuh]  jgnlah selama-lamanya. Kerana apa yg berlaku di bawah berlainan, malah feri digunakn utk mengangkut - jadi, saya mintalah pihak kementerian memantau.

Akan tetapi selepas 3 kali mengangkut telah rosak. Jadi mintaklah kapal utk org Langkawi baik sikit. Patut bukan utk kegunaan pemantauan minyak tumpahlah & hal lain. Sbb saya ingat boleh guna feri.

Tuan Jelaing anak Mersat ; 

Tuan Yang di-Pertua, terima kasih Yang Berhormat Langkawi. Seperti yg saya sebutkn pd awal tadi tugas kapal MV Suhail ini adalah bukan tugas utamanya utk pemindahan perubatan ttp utk tugas2 lain. Jadi oleh krn tugas2 utk pemindahan perubatan ttp @pun perubatan ini ada Kementerian Kesihatan menyewa feri disewa khas utk menghantar pesakit2 & juga kalau pesakit ini terpaksa menggunakn kerusi yg lebih byk, ianya disewa khas utk menghantar pesakit.

Drpd 381 org pesakit yg dihantar, hanya 7 sahaja yg dihantar menggunakn kapal ini. Ini menunjukkn bahawa tugas utamanya bukanlah tugas utk menghantar pesakit. Saya juga ucapkn terima kasih bg kepada YB kerana prihatin & mmbuat cadangan utk kita memperbaiki servis kita kpd Pulau Langkawi & rakyat di situ. Sekian.
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Anak Langkawi :-
Cerita serupa, jawapan serupa dulu, kini, selamanya.. Soalan & cerita sama berulang-ulang. Tiap kali soalan ditanya jawapan yg lebih kurang sama jawapannya. 

Boleh tgk soalan&jawapan yg sama tahun 2009  - Soalan MP langkawi 2009 .Asyik-asyik rosak, rosak, rosak, rosak. Kemudian pada 2010. MV Suhail direhatkan.. Sinar Harian 2010- Feri MV Suhail direhatkan.

Yg kelakarnya dalam cerita Sinar Harian kononnya bot tersebut telah berkhitmat utk 100 org. Tapi mengikut jawapan oleh Kementerian hanya 7 pesakit dihantar menggunakan kapal ini. Yang mana satu yg betui ni?

Satu persoalan yg bermain diminda.. Kenapa kapal yg dirasmikan gilang gemilang oleh Tun Mahathir begitu cap ayam sepanjang hayatnya. Sia-sia saja RM 8 juta utk kapal tersebut. Sekarang kata pulak yg kapal tu bukan utk pengangkutan pesakit pulak.. 

Bot ambulan - Kenapa bot diminta org Langkawi

Perlu diingat yg isu ambulan langkawi merupakan antara isu yg dekat dihati rakyat.. Maka kerajaan perlu buat sesuatu. Kajian PRU-12

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Koperasi Kampung Kilim


Assalamualaikum..
Baru-baru ni cerita koperasi kampung kilim masuk surat khabaq Utusan. Walaupun benda ni dah lama tapi adalah menjadi kebanggaan kerana koperasi kampung kilim menjadi contoh kepada koperasi di Malaysia.

Atas usaha & kerjasama ahli koperasi dpt dimajukan sehingga ada ahli koperasi yg berpendapatan agak
Mengkagumkan. Cuma satu nk ingatkn koperasi supaya perlu lebih maju ke depan dlm mmberi kepuasan kpd pelancong. Kemungkinan cadangan ini bolh dipertimbangkn iaitu
Caruman @ hasil koperasi digunakan dlm menambahkn ilmu para pemandu pelancong & pembawa bot utk mengetahui produk pelancongan di Kilim.

Misalnya jenis burung helang. Diet mereka. Jenis beruk. Air pasang surut. Perihal gua. Kayu bakau dll sepanjnag perjalanan pelancong menaiki bot.. Baru la lebih tampak profesional
& bagus..

Friday, April 6, 2012

PUTTING LANGKAWI ON EAGLES’ WINGS

Pulau Langkawi, the ‘Jewel of Kedah’, accorded the World Geopark status by UNESCO in 2007, holds great promise for the tourism industry in Malaysia. In a recent interview with the Top 10 of Malaysia, Tan Sri Khalid Ramli, the Chief Executive Officer of the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) gave his insights into the Langkawi Tourism Blueprint and his visions to make it a success.

T10 : What would you describe as the “second curve for Langkawi Development Authority” when the Langkawi Tourism Blueprint (2011-2015) was launched by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak towards the end of 2011?
TSKR : Langkawi Tourism Blueprint 2011-2015 is a guideline for LADA to improvise its services towards the public. It will be focusing more on development while preserving Langkawi’s natural island. LADA will move even more aggressively to ensure that all initiatives in the Langkawi Tourism Blueprint are carried out successfully. We also believe that the Blueprint is the best platform for us to identify the projects that are needed to be implemented to make Langkawi as the top 10 tourist destinations in the world. Our action plans will have a focus on improving LADA’s administration, delivery and monitoring system in order to provide better services, infrastructure developments and opportunities for fulfilling social responsibilities.

T10 : The PM had mentioned that an investment of RM5 billion would be needed during the implementation period of Langkawi Tourism Blueprint and that the majority of the funding would be generated by the private sector. How much is that percentage (52%? 92%?)?
TSKR : As mentioned in the Blueprint, the investment will come entirely, 100% that is, from the private sector. We do provide some incentives to lure investors to Langkawi.

T10 : Are there any corporate players who have expressed an interest in going for the big projects in Langkawi? Is Taylor’s University’s Tourism Academy one of them? If yes, how will Langkawi benefit from this venture between the university and the Higher Education Ministry?
TSKR : Since the launch of the Blueprint towards the end of last year, there has been an interest by various parties to take up 15 potential projects. Amongst the interested parties are, Tradewinds Corporation Berhad and Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Taylor’s University’s Tourism Academy is also one of them and this will see a collaboration between them and the local community college in the enhancement of the academic syllabus. This will put the students in good stead to venture into the tourism industry.

T10 : Some 4,200 jobs are expected to be created during the implementation period of the 
Langkawi Tourism Blueprint. Will this be significantly beneficial for the local people of Langkawi and how will this go towards fulfilling the PM’s vision of a high income economy in Malaysia?
TSKR : 4,200 jobs will be created every year and of course the local community will be given priority to take them up. With the appropriate training and coaching that they will obtain from the tourism academy, the level of competency as well as quality of the local community workforce will be raised. They can then expect to earn higher incomes for the quality services that they will be providing.

T10 : There is just about 4 years to put the blueprint in place. Would you have enough time?
TSKR : Yes, we do have enough time to put the Langkawi Tourism Blueprint in place.

T10 : In December last year, the Prime Minister had requested that LADA take immediate action to address the threat of erosion affecting Pantai Cenang, a popular beach with the tourists. Since then, what measures have been taken by LADA so far on this matter?
TSKR : Currently the department of town and regional planning together with the state and economic planning unit are in the process of finalising a special local plan for Pantai Cenang. It will address all the pertinent issues, including that of sanitation.

T10 : The ease of accessibility into Langkawi has always been one of the problems affecting Langkawi’s growth as a tourism destination. Although air charters have been one of the solutions, what more will, and can be done to help Langkawi reach its full potential among the world’s top 10 island destinations?
TSKR : There have been initiatives launched by Malaysia Airport Berhad to give incentives for charter flights programmes from around the world. The Langkawi Charter Flight Incentive Programme (LCFIP) aims to provide lead charterers with a fund to support promotional initiatives undertaken by the charterers to bring more tourists into Langkawi. It will be applicable for 4 years effective from 1 Januari 2012 to 31 December 2015.

AL :-
 Interview with TOP10 of Malaysia.. Something that you can read & know what's LADA plan in the future.. 


Article here..
 
Please email me if you need any info with regards to your travel to Langkawi & also if you need any advertising enquiry. ( anaklangkawi@gmail.com )

Thursday, April 5, 2012

State-ly boutique hotel in Langkawi Seri Chenang

SeriChenang Langkawi
NESTLED in the bustling Pantai Chenang area of Langkawi, a new boutique hotel, Seri Chenang Resort and Spa Langkawi is all set to create an impression once it opens its doors in May.
According to the resort’s chief executive officer Norlin Datuk Zainal Abidin, the boutique resort, which sits on 0.5 hectares of land, is meant to be a home away from home that epitomes Malaysian culture, heritage and warmth.

One of the highlights of the luxury resort is the six traditional Malay heritage villas designed in different sizes and inspired by the architecture of traditional homes from Malaysian states.
Named Rumah Terengganu, Rumah Negri Sembilan, Rumah Melaka, Rumah Selangor, Rumah Kedah and Rumah Pahang, each villa has its own distinct architectural characteristics. The villas range in size from one bedroom to up to five bedrooms, for a total of 13 spacious rooms that mirror the number of states of Malaysia.

Located on the banks of Kuala Chenang River, next to the popular Chenang beach, the villas are set around a lush royal Malay-inspired garden complete with water features and landscaping.
Intended to be a family holiday home, the resort has the makings of a luxurious getaway with personalised treatment for guests.

“The land belongs to my father who bought it 10 years ago. The initial plan was to build a family holiday home for ourselves but after taking into consideration the cost we thought it would be more feasible to build a resort,” said Norlin.

She added that her brother, Mohammad Shukor who is the product director for the resort, wanted to share the design and architecture of Malaysia with people from around the world.
The project that cost RM5mil began in 2009 with internal funding and Norlin, who has experience in marketing and sales in the retail industry and shopping centre management, was roped in.
Although Langkawi has a number of high-end resorts catering to the upscale market, Norlin and her team are confident that their venture will be successful.
Although the target is to recoup their costs in five years, Norlin is confident they can do it in a shorter time span.

“We have a unique product to offer and we believe we complement all the other luxury hotels on the island and this gives more options for tourists to choose from. There are no other hotels with similar a concept anywhere in the world,” she added.

Langkawi receives 2.8 million tourists a year and the government has come up with a refurbishment plan and funds amounting to RM450mil to give Pantai Chenang a facelift.
Norlin and her team are looking at a 60% occupancy rate for the first few months of operation and are going all out to promote the hotel via tourism exhibitions, travel agents and partnerships.
To ensure they have fulfilled all government requirements, the resort has to have at least five licences for: building a resort on a certain location, fitness, star rating, security and safety from the Fire Department, business, foreign staff, and transportation for resort guests and staff.

According to Norlin, the hotel has more than just architecture to offer and is proud of their service, which she said is their best asset.
For Norlin, the mother of a two-year-old daughter, family always comes first and she insists that the same treatment be accorded to the guests of the hotel.

“Guests are greeted by the resort manager at the airport simply because the manager is the host of the house (resort),” she said.
To add icing to the cake, the resort has butlers who have been specially trained to cater to the needs of guests.

Guests can actually arrange to have the butlers accompany them on their travels around the island or they can rely on phones provided by the hotel to contact the hotel for directions or assistance.
The resort has a direct access to Chenang Beach via a bridge (titi in Malay) as the resort is separated by a river that runs through the resort. Guests can watch fishermen passing along the river in their traditional boats, going out for their daily catch.

“We also want guests to take the opportunity to enjoy the tax-free alcohol, so we are introducing the ‘buy your own’ (BYO) policy whereby the resort will not sell alcohol in the hotel, but guests can purchase their beverages from the supermarkets outside or our butlers can do that for them,” added Norlin.

AL :-
I welcome Seri Chenang to become one of the new boutique hotel in Langkawi..


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

More events in Langkawi to lure tourists

LANGKAWI: More world-class events will be held until July in a bid to ensure tourist arrivals to the resort island remains at a positive level.
Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) chief executive officer Tan Sri Khalid Ramli said the organising of cultural-related events was vital as the period from last month till July was known as the low season for tourists in Langkawi.

“We have to promote our cultures. Foreign tourists come here to see our unique cultures,” he said.
Khalid said among the iconic events lined up were Emping or Flakes Festival, International Noodles Festival, International Jet Ski Challenge and several international conferences.

Meanwhile, Khalid said Lada would also give extra focus on the cleanliness aspect in the island as it was among the important factors which would determine success in luring more tourists. - Bernama

AL :-
I suggest not making more event but lobbiying event which was suppose to be held in Langkawi such as Le Tour De Langkawi. 
If cost is an issue to the organiser probably LADA can give some contribution (whenever held in Langkawi) in order for the event to be held in Langkawi. 
 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Beach wedding in Andaman, Langkawi; by www.stories.my

 I’ve said it countless times before, and I’ll say it again, I simply ADORE beach and garden weddings. Despite the fact that tropical Malaysia is rather hot and humid, the whole atmosphere during a beach wedding is completely relaxed and laidback. There were days when I waltzed up to a shoot in flip flops or barefooted! Vanessa and Michael’s wedding was held at the gorgeous Andaman, Langkawi. White sandy beaches, blue skies and seas greeted us that day as everyone bustled around in preparation for the wedding.

Please refer here for more photo's of the wedding.. 

AL :-
I must say Langkawi is an amazing place to hold a wedding reception. Great beach, nice weather, great food & the best of all a reception you & your guest will never forget.. Thanks to Stories.my for sharing.. :) .. I love the pictures..

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Man Commando says thank you to Najib

TOURISM DRAW: Moves are afoot to promote Langkawi as a paradise for anglers

Man Commando (left) and fishermen appreciate the help they are getting from the government.
Man Commando (left) and fishermen appreciate the help they are getting from the government.
 MAN Commando, that's the nickname of this mover of a group of fishermen in Langka-wi. His full name is Asri Shaaban. He has been leading the charge to transform  fishermen along Sungei Chenang, one of Langkawi's most popular seaside spots.

 He has been leading the fishermen of Pantai Chenang for the last seven years  and seen the changes that's been made to turn the fishermen from an undisciplined lot to a community that's very aware of their responsibilities.

 I met Man Commando over breakfast as we gathered to plan ways to promote tourism on the legendary island, via sports fishing. Berita Harian, through its Joran and special projects unit, has been organising fishing competitions for   15 years.

 The response from anglers had been consistently strong. Now it's time to return to Langkawi, where the fishing is relatively good and the waters not as choppy as in other parts of the country.

 Man Commando is a fast talker, filling whoever who wants to listen with anecdotes and background information. He rattles them off with confidence and a sense of pride.

 He's a son of a fishermen, and had returned to Langkawi to bring back all the expertise and leadership he could muster to transform the fishermen.

 The Langkawi fishermen are located along the beaches. A river usually provides the perfect location for a jetty for their boats to be parked and for the fish  to be unloaded to buyers.

 Here him say: "Saya dok berleter dengan nelayan kat sini supaya mereka jaga kebersihan dan keselamatan. Jangan biarkan jeti ni kotor dan tak terurus." ( "I've never stopped reminding the fishermen to maintain their jetty clean and make it safe. Don't let the jetty be dirty ... ever!")

Monday, March 26, 2012

Typhoon amateur photo contest for those who attended Lima airshow

PETALING JAYA (March 22, 2012): Following the success of the Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur photography competition in Europe, the contest has been extended for those who attended last year's Lima air show in Langkawi.

The competition is open from March 9 to Aug 31, according to a press released yesterday. The winning image will be featured in the 2013 Eurofighter Typhoon calendar, and the winner will receive a 1:48 scale Typhoon model and will be invited to sit on the 2013 judging panel.

In addition, the top three photographs will be published in Eurofighter World magazine, on the www.eurofighter.com website and winners will all receive a 2013 Eurofighter Typhoon calendar.
A special category prize 'The Panel's Choice' will again be awarded to the best young Typhoon photographer for entries from those under the age of 16.

Commenting on the competition lead judge Geoffrey Lee of Plane focus said: "This is a perfect platform to prove that amateur photography can indeed be extraordinary".
This year's winner will be announced during the ILA Berlin Air Show in September 2012.
Original images of Typhoon will be accepted from any amateur photographer by e:mail to communications @eurofighter.com or by post to:

Eurofighter Communications, Am Söldnermoos 17, 85399 Hallbergmoos, Germany.
For further information about the terms and conditions of the competition, please visit the Eurofighter website: www.eurofighter.com.

AL :-
For those who has taken the effort to take pictures during LIMA why not sign up to this competition. 
You might be the lucky ones.  

Sunday, March 25, 2012

No radiation danger assurance

DENGKIL (March 22, 2012): There is no danger from radiation at Bukit Merah as claimed by the Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) group, says the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB).
Noorhasnah Khairullah, the special adviser to the AELB director-general, said the radiation at Bukit Merah had a natural origin.

"In some areas it is a bit high, such as at Pasir Hitam, Langkawi, it is 2.2 millisievert a year," she said at a public briefing at AELB headquarters today.

SMSL, which opposes the Lynas Advance Materials Plant operations in Gebeng, Kuantan, has claimed that radiation levels at the Mitsubishi Chemical's Asian Rare Earth (ARE) plant are still hazardous.
The group conducted tests at the grounds of the plant, which was closed down 18 years ago and claimed the radiation reading near the plant was around 0.19 microsievert per hour.

SMSL also claimed that the radiation reading near the ARE dumpsite was about 0.2 microsievert per hour, which would be beyond the safe 1 milisievert per year level.

AELB Licensing Division director Hasmadi Hassan, concurred with Noorhasnah's view, saying: "It depends on the geology of the location, pointing out that it was a tin mining area.
He added that what was under the ground would affect the radiation readings and noted that AELB had also gathered different readings throughout the Bukit Merah area.
The readings were all within the safety levels, he said.


AL :-
Not a surprise. I've read article & reseach saying that Black Sand Beach has traces of some radioactive compound. But its not that high... This article confirms it.. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Helicopter & Aircraft Model LIMA 2011

LIMA 2011

LIMA 2011 

Picture of the day. S70B Helicopter displayed during LIMA 2011.. The model of Rafale among figthers displayed & lobbied by manufacturer.

Great pictures taken by Fazil.. Thanks.. terima Kasih.. more picture by him here.. 

The view from Bon Ton Langkawi

Splendid View from Bon Ton Langkawi
 Picture of the day. A great view from Bon Ton Langkawi. Such an amazing landscape which myself cannot have access too.. Thanks for sharing CityBasher.. More picture here.. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Archipelago and Fjords | Langkawi

Archipelago and Fjords | Langkawi
Among 1 of 99 island in Langkawi
Picture of the day. One among 99 islands of Langkawi. Great picture taken. Thanks to Alexander Zulkarnain for sharing. Refer his blog here for more & flikr for pictures.


Thanks for sharing bro..

Friday, March 16, 2012

Legend of Langkawi


The trouble began, as it often does, with a beautiful woman. Princess Mahsuri was a young woman of extraordinary beauty who lived on the island of Langkawi more than 200 years ago during the reign of Sultan Abdullah Mukarram Shah the Second.

She was falsely accused of adultery and sentenced to death by "piercing" but legend has it that during her execution she bled white blood, thus proving her innocence. As she lay dying, Mahsuri put a curse on the island: Langkawi would not be peaceful or prosperous for seven generations.
Looking down on the beachside resorts and yachts moored at the marina from the Langkawi Cable Car, I'm glad the seven generations have passed and Langkawi is flourishing again.
An archipelago of 99 tropical islands separated from mainland Malaysia by the Straits of Malacca, Langkawi was once a hideaway for pirates; now it's best known for its unspoilt beaches, sumptuous resorts and mountain wilderness.

The ride to the top of Mt Mat Cincang, on the north-west corner of the main island, is not for the faint-hearted. With a vertical rise of 680m and a gradient of 42 degrees, it's one of the world's steepest cable cars.

I get off at the highest point and step on to the curved suspension bridge, which crosses a deep chasm between Mat Cincang and a neighbouring summit. In the distance I can see across the Andaman Sea to Thailand, while, 100m below, virgin jungle is draped over the landscape like a velvet shawl.

A fearless macaque in the mangroves. Picture: Aidi Abdullah

According to legend, Mat Cincang and neighbouring Gunung Raya, are the bodies of giants who were cast into stone after brawling over yet another beautiful maiden. A smaller hill, Mat Sawar, stands between the two. In 2007 this mountainous region, with its ancient forests, waterfalls and beaches, was recognised by UNESCO for its "outstanding geological landscape" and assigned Global Geopark status. More than 550 million years old, Langkawi is home to the most complete Palaeozoic sedimentary sequence in Malaysia.

An easy 30-minute drive to the north-east of the island brings me to the second key conservation area in the Geopark, the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. I've signed up for a mangrove forest excursion with Aidi Abdullah, resident naturalist at the Four Seasons Resort where I'm staying.
As we glide past sheer limestone cliffs and enter the mangroves, Aidi points out some of the swamp's strange inhabitants: fiddler crabs with pink claws, little amphibious fish that walk on mud and a brown-ringed kingfisher with a blood-red beak.

"Keep your eyes out for dusty-pink dolphins," he says. I assume he's pulling my leg but he explains they often see pods of up to 60 Indo-Pacific dolphins in the river.
Leaving the mangroves, we enter a section of the main river where boats gather to watch one of the daily eagle feedings. My heart sinks as dozens of Brahminy kites, Langkawi's official bird, dart and dive among the boats scooping up scraps of chicken. To see these magnificent creatures acting like a flock of greedy seagulls saddens me.

"The feeding was started to lure the eagles away from the airport," explains Aidi. "But it is now becoming a problem."
Tourism is a double-edged sword in the new, prosperous Langkawi.

"Development has come quickly to our paradise and we need stricter legislation to protect it," Aidi says.

Aidi is a champion for the cause and is lobbying the government to restrict boats in the mangroves, the speed at which they travel and also to educate the boat drivers in mangrove biology and eco-awareness.
As we turn our backs on the eagles, Aidi takes a detour through a series of limestone sea caves. Drifting through the luminous water, we stretch out and gaze up at the hundreds of bats hanging from the ceiling. The Cave of Bats (Gua Kelawar) is steeped in legend due to the twisted and tortured stalactites which look like otherworldly creatures. The smell of bat guano is overpowering and I'm soon glad to be in the sunlight, heading back to our resort.

Original Article
The Four Seasons is a Moorish-inspired retreat at the edge of the Geoforest Park. This private village offers luxurious villas and pavilions set on the white sands and emerald waters of Tanjung Rhu Cove. Being so close to the forest, I am constantly startled by macaques on my balcony, families of dusky-leaf monkeys on the lawn and hornbills in the trees.

The following day I drive to the southern part of the island, passing through small villages, coconut plantations and local markets before arriving at the tourist hub of Pantai Cenang Beach. This 2km stretch of beach is lined with stalls and restaurants and more places for a foot massage than I have toes. At a beachside bar with a frosty beer, my young travelling companion makes the cliched comparison "like Bali 30 years ago". I visited Kuta 30 years ago. I smile and nod in agreement.
But I'm after an experience that goes back further than 30 years; like about 100 years. A five-minute drive away, in a former coconut plantation, Australian expatriate Narelle McMurtrie has restored eight antique "Malay Kampung" (village) houses, sourced from all over Malaysia, to create an eclectic boutique property named Bon Ton Restaurant and Resort. Next door is the sister resort, Temple Tree, where a collection of antique Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian buildings form a 12-room, 13-suite, eight-villa property.

While Ms McMurtrie's goal is to conserve Malay heritage, these boutique properties fund her other passion - the rehabilitation of neglected and needy animals. Mainly cats and dogs through the Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary (LASSie), but they also treat wildlife which is returned to the wild once healthy.

The rescued dogs are kept in a nearby shelter; the cats, however are free to roam the resort. At lunch in the Nam restaurant I almost sit on a cat, another sits at my feet, while yet more sleep on daybeds by the pool.

I'm not a cat person but I take some comfort in knowing these well-fed felines are not roaming the rainforest causing further mischief. Furthermore, LASSie's main aim is to control the island's stray cat and dog population through sterilisation.

After a traditional Nyonya meal (a blend of Chinese and Malay) of chilli prawns, spicy and sour fish curry, lamb rendang and cashew nut rice I have one final detour before heading to the airport - Mahsuri's Mausoleum.

As I stand in front of the simple white tomb paying my respects, a group of schoolchildren enter the grounds, laughing and giggling, as children must.
Mahsuri might represent the past but in the echoes of these little voices I think I can hear the sound of a peaceful and prosperous future.

Kilim Cave Tour

Boat in Cave
Boat in the cave by Rashad
Picture of the day. One of the highlights of KILIM your. Make sure camera's ready.. Thanks to Rashad for sharing the picture. More pictures by him here.

Comment by him :-
I visited that island 3 times, i love it, i enjoy the silent and quite neighboorhoods there, i love beaches, island hopping, mountains there as well, my favorite is the mangroove trail trip. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lada issues list of fares for taxi drivers

LANGKAWI: The Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) has issued a list of fares for taxi drivers here, which must be complied by them.


Its chief executive, Tan Sri Khalid Ramli said the list covered fares for over 30 destinations.
 
"The list is important to ensure that tourists know the actual fare for each destination. This is an effort to improve the quality of public transport services in Langkawi," he told reporters after launching the sticker for rented cars and the list of fares today.    
 
Pulau Langkawi currently has more than 1,000 taxis.     "We hope all taxi drivers will comply with the fares listed for the convenience of tourists," he said.
 
Lada held a discussion with taxi drivers before the list was issued, he added. -- BERNAMA

AL :-
This just mean one thing.. More transparent with regards to the fares for the tourist..
I support the motion..

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Marriage ceremony in penguin tank enters Book of Records

LANGKAWI: Wedding bells rang inside an aquarium full of penguins for two couples who opted to make a difference by sitting on makeshift dais at the Underwater World Langkawi (UWL) during their marriage ceremony.
Mohd Fazli Abdul Rahman, 31, who wedded Nursalmah Tajuddin, 27, and Mohd Shodri Bahador, 25 who tied the knot with Nurul Naziemah Rahim, 22, were employees of UWL.
They performed the ceremony in two separate aquariums, namely, the tank housing African penguins and Rockhoppers, while feeding the penguins in the tanks.
The event, recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records, was also witnessed by Langkawi member of parliament Datuk Abu Bakar Taib.
The spectacle, in the two tanks which lasted for 15 minutes, was accompanied by those handling the penguins, who acted as bridesmaids to ensure everything went smoothly, especially in terms of security of the couples.

Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/03/12/marriage-ceremony-in-penguin-tank-enters-book-of-records/#ixzz1p3gav5Hl

AL :-
Waaa.. new way of wedding.. Quite unique.. Selamat Pengatin Baru! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Kilim Fish Feeding


Picture of the day. Fish feeding at Kilim. Wow! Such a clear picture. A technique which eliminate the glare.. More by him here. Thanks for sharing..

Comment by Him 
- Langkawi - an interesting place!